We offer individual tutoring in math and statistics via Zoom for all ages and for any topic from arithmetic through calculus. All sessions are conducted by a Ph.D. instructor who has taught college-level math and statistics courses for 17 years and has a wide variety of experience working with students in elementary school, middle school, and high school as well as adult learners.
During tutoring sessions the tutor interacts with the student through Zoom and displays content with a drawing tablet and document camera. Screen sharing on Zoom can include a virtual whiteboard, standard calculators, graphing applications, geometry software, and pages in e-textbooks. The document camera works best for showing tables and equations in traditional textbooks and demonstrating simulations in probability.
Our goal is to meet the needs of the student and to match instruction to the appropriate level and subject matter. We help students with their work for a course or on a requested topic or for standardized test preparation. We believe in providing individualized instruction, not a one-size-fits-all separate curriculum.
Why Choose Us Over a Traditional Tutoring Service?
The main advantages of tutoring through Zoom over in-person tutoring are
- Availability on short notice. If you are preparing for a test tomorrow and realize you need help, we can set up a session with you that day if a slot is available.
- Flexible hours. Our busiest times are between 4:00 and 10:00 PM Eastern, but we can set up sessions in the morning, early afternoon, or late at night.
- Lower costs. We are able to keep the hourly rate low because of no travel time or expense.
- Option to schedule on session-by-session basis. We do not ask for any commitment to weekly sessions or require payment for multiple sessions. We offer the same rate to all students.
- Advance communication. Because students have our e-mail address they can send us materials before the session so that the time during the sessions can be used more efficiently.
- Health and safety. Parents and students are looking to reduce exposure to others outside their family. In-person tutoring is conducted in close contact and can pose a risk even if everyone at the table is vaccinated and wearing a mask.
- Ability of parents to monitor progress. If a parent is paying for tutoring, the parent is ultimately the judge of whether the student is making progress in terms of motivation, skills, and overall performance. If the student is at home during tutoring, it is usually easier for the parent to observe from a distance or drop in and find out what topics and types of problems are being covered during the session.
What We Are Not
In the world of math tutoring, let the buyer beware. You may come across...
- Those who claim to be "tutoring" but are actually selling their own math curriculum. Our goal is to help the student on the subject matter for the course or standardized test. We respond to the student's needs and diagnose what the underlying issues are and help the student patch holes in understanding of prerequisite topics.
- Those who project the image of individualized instruction but are really hosting a study hall or math lab. If you are paying for tutoring, you deserve to have the same tutor for every session and one who is focused on one student for the entire session. A small group of teachers roaming around checking on a much larger group of students is not tutoring.
- Those who represent themselves as math educators who may have little or no experience in the field. You should ask about someone's educational background and teaching experience before making a decision about a tutor. If you are paying a membership fee for a tutoring service, find out who will actually be doing the tutoring. Many companies hire high school or college students to do the tutoring. There are many good tutors who are in high school or college, but most likely you would get better value paying them directly than paying a company who hires them to tutor.
- Those who claim to offer great hourly rates up front and hide that you have to buy a block of hours for several hundred dollars to get that rate. We offer the same hourly rate regardless of how many sessions are scheduled or paid for in advance.
Our approach is similar to what you would expect when paying for music lessons to learn to play a musical instrument. You would expect the same teacher at every lesson and a teacher who knows your strengths and weaknesses, what you have worked on in past lessons, and what your short-term and long-term goals are for improvement and success.
Standardized Test Preparation
One of our specialties is helping students prepare for the quantitative reasoning section of the SAT or GRE. When you consider how expensive it is to take the test, spending money on three or four tutoring sessions to prepare is a bargain.
If your goal is standardized test preparation, the best method is to look over practice tests first to find out what your weaknesses are and to determine the type of problems you want to discuss during tutoring sessions.
For More Information
Contact us at email@example.com or at 980-219-7398 to set up a free consultation and see a demo of the common tools that are used in tutoring sessions. We offer the flexibility of scheduling a weekly time slot or scheduling on a session-by-session basis. Information about sessions and cost are listed on our Policies page. Please contact us if you have any questions.